​On This Date in History – September 3, 1955: Emmett Till’s Funeral 

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Emmett Till’s body is taken to Chicago’s Roberts Temple Church of God for viewing and funeral services.

Mamie Till decided to have an open casket funeral, saying “There was just no way I could describe what was in that box. No way. And I just wanted the world to see.”

Tens of thousands of Chicagoans wait in line to see Emmett’s brutally beaten body. 

People lined the street outside the mortuary and days later thousands more attended his funeral at Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ. Photographs of his mutilated corpse circulated around the country, notably appearing in Jet magazine and The Chicago Defender, both black publications, and drew intense public reaction.

According to The Nation and Newsweek, Chicago’s black community was “Aroused as it has not been over any similar act in recent history”. 

Till was buried on September 6th in Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois.

 

source:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/emmett-tills-open-casket-funeral-reignited-the-civil-rights-movement-180956483/

27 Comments

  • Linda Archer September 4, 2017 - 7:23 pm Reply

    Would be very happy to learn more of black history.

    • Dee September 3, 2018 - 5:52 pm Reply

      Go to the library

    • Deborah Hankins August 16, 2019 - 6:27 am Reply

      This is my question is it any better now we have to come together as a people there is a God God will fight our battles for us he will protect us a lot of us don’t believe believe believe in the truth believe just believe and this kind of stuff is still happening today.

    • JustQuest August 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm Reply

      My God! Only and I mean Only devils, criminals, ungodly, a beast of the field or a hateful enemy can do this to a human being.

  • ANC July 16, 2018 - 3:26 am Reply

    Even if he wasn’t just a child, he was a human being. I’m glad the case is reopened, and hope that that lying bitch will face some sort of justice for the horrific suffering her lie caused. The murderers are already dead, but she should still suffer some consequences.

    • Pj August 11, 2019 - 10:22 pm Reply

      Absolutely I hope they hang that old bitch. Last year in the clarian newspaper and Washington Post, Carolyn Bryant did an interview with these newspapers and admitted that she lied. Carolyn Bryant is responsible for getting Emmitt Till murdered

  • helen agent September 3, 2018 - 1:23 pm Reply

    Sadly, we have many Emmett Tills today being shot, beaten, and murdered by the very same people who suppose to protect us. The lady who lied about Emmett will have her eternity in hell.

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    • Ms. Gray August 12, 2019 - 1:11 am Reply

      The White Woman who Lied, confessed the Truth on her Death Bed. Emmett Till DID NOT whistle at this woman nor did he disrespect her or say anything to her. This young man lost his life in vain.

      The Lord will forgive us for our sins when we confess them; however there are consequences for our sins and they’re consequences when innocent blood is shed!!!

  • Lyndia Black September 3, 2018 - 11:43 pm Reply

    Two months ago, I had a nice apartment in Chicago. I had a good job. I had a son. When something happened to Negroes in the South, I said, “That is their business, not mine…Now, I know how wrong I was. The murder of my son has shown me that what happens to any of us, anywhere in the world, had better be the business of all of us.

    Mamie Till=Bradley, the mother of Emmett Till.

    September 1955

    • Michelle LaValley August 11, 2019 - 7:58 pm Reply

      Yes Lyndia. That is a truth.

    • LJackson August 12, 2019 - 7:37 am Reply

      Its not that This young man died in Vain…it just we are not able to see the Impact till God make it clear…Gods work on this matter and any other is not in Vain! God Bless the Till family and all that has been hurt and kill by This Ignorance!

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    this is why u should not lie

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